It’s hard to imagine a tradition so old that we don’t really know when or where it began… but that is exactly the case of the snowman. For thousands of years children and adults have been packing snow, rolling it into large mounds and then stacking them to form bodies like their own. They... Continue Reading
When we think of Christmas more than likely we think about the many different traditions that come with the holiday. Traditions reach several parts of our holiday life. We watch the same programs every year. We decorate inside and out. We cook our favorite foods. It is all just part of embracing... Continue Reading
No, the name of this blog post is not inspired by John Travolta attempting to say ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’… The Rudolph we know and love was almost cast as a completely different animal, with a different name! Read on to learn the history behind the beloved children’s poem, song... Continue Reading
During the holiday season, Americans consume more energy than any other time of year. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration during November, December, and January all forms of energy use skyrocket. While it’s obvious that the major reason for this is keeping your home warm,... Continue Reading
Shopping for holiday gifts can be stressful, especially if you have a long list of people with all sorts of tastes. Whether you’re shopping for kids, college students, tech lovers, pet owners, or the person who has everything, we’ve got ideas for you! Here are the five hottest gifts of the... Continue Reading
While the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year… it can get a bit hectic as you grow older. As a child, your biggest worry around Christmas was whether or not Santa remembered to get you that ONE gift you wanted SO BADLY. Now you’re juggling the rush of shopping, scheduling,...
Be good for goodness sake… oh, and so Santa doesn’t bring you coal on Christmas!
Santa’s a pretty giving guy, even when it comes to the naughty boys and girls… but do you know why coal is specifically the gift of choice for Jolly Old Saint Nicholas? Continue reading “Traditional...
Whether you hop in your family “truckster” and head to the local lot or grab the tattered box out the attic, the Christmas tree is a vital part of celebrating America’s most beloved holiday. But if you just step back and think about the idea of bringing a living tree into your home,...
The holidays are a time for family fun! Opening presents and eating great food are just some of the traditions that make Christmas everyone’s favorite time of the year. The real icing on the cake is of course… movies! When the weather outside is brutal and the family’s stomach is full of...
Fall is pumpkin spice season—no doubt about it. With pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin spice cookies, pumpkin spice cereal, pumpkin bread, pumpkin yogurt, and pumpkin candy, you may be sick and tired of pumpkin by the time Thanksgiving rolls around! Why not surprise the family with something other... Continue Reading